Morning Sickness Got You Down?

Updated April 10th, 2018

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of early pregnancy which are caused by your changing hormones. This is usually called morning sickness, although it can occur any time of day. For some people it can be worse in the morning and ease up by the end of the day. For others it can last 24/7. Morning sickness usually starts around your sixth week of pregnancy and usually starts to go away by the 12th week. For some women, it can last longer, even the entire pregnancy.

You may find certain smells make you feel nauseated. They may be things that had never bothered you before.

Top tips for coping with nausea and vomiting:

  • Keep the air flowing- open windows and turn on the stove fan when you are cooking.
  • Avoid having an empty stomach, try not to skip meals.
  • Try eating small meals and snacks often throughout the day.
  • Try ginger tea or ginger ale to settle your stomach.
  • Avoid smoke, strong smells, alcohol and caffeine.

For more tips see:
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy